Algerian-born, Paris-based Fred Forest is a self-taught performance and new media artist well-known in France as a fierce critic of the contemporary art establishment. Forest’s show last year at the Centre Pompidou was loaded with controversy, so now he’s returning the compliment by exhibiting the “Pompidou” itself, so to speak, in New York. WhiteBox, known for its activist curatorial initiatives, is an apt venue for this renegade interpreter of the aesthetics of communication. JID put together the publicity. Forest will be at WBX for the opening and a public debate, when sparks will likely fly.